The Global Fund Board has approved a design for the new funding model, though some elements of the design will require further work. The Board has also approved a transition phase for 2013 as a way of testing various elements of the new model. The full model will not likely be rolled out until 2014.
The Global Fund Board recently approved two Round 8 malaria grant renewals for Nigeria worth $225 million. This amount included $50 million in “new” money, which will be used to purchase bed nets.
The cancellation of Round 11 by the Global Fund has had a significant impact on programmes to fight AIDS, TB and malaria including, in particular, programmes being implemented by civil society organisations (CSOs). Programme scale-up and even some essential life-saving interventions that were planned by countries were halted.
The TFM covers only essential services
Applicants are encouraged to re-programme existing grants where possible to help maintain essential services
Briefing notes on how to integrate drug use initiatives in Round 11 proposals
The International Harm Reduction Network has produced briefing notes for Round 11 applicants on how to integrate initiatives related to drug use into their proposals The briefing notes, which are available in English and Russian, cover five topics:
Current estimates of funds available for Round 11 significantly lower than forecasted in May 2011
Funds might not be available until 4th quarter of 2013
HSS Reference Guide for Round 11 Proposals Released
Volume 2 includes guidance on filling out the proposal forms
The Global Fund has been issuing new information notes for Round 11 at a fairly constant rate. When we went to press, there were 22 information notes listed on the Fund's website here. Below, we provide details on six of them. This is followed by a list of all 22 notes.